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Whiskey Stars

by Joe Fournier

Ass kicking swamp rocking gutbucket tin bathtub woohoo country rock n roll
Genre: Country: Alt-Country
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1. I Like Junk
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2. Mild Side Of Life
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3. The Adventures Of Joe And Marie
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4. Resinator Hit Parader Blues
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5. Whiskey Stars
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6. My New Life
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7. Deluxe Ride
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8. Almost Got It Made
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9. Darlene Don't
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10. She's Gone Bad
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11. Big MIstake
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12. Picture In My Mind
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13. Two Sandwiches Short
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Joe’s musical education came from stealing songs and stories from the many road-worn acts that, week after week, rolled through the local beer joint his family ran in northern Ontario. Every night he\'d fall asleep to the sound of country music filtering up through the floorboards and every morning a new Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash or Creedence Clearwater Revival tune would be stuck in his head. It\'s bound to have an effect on a kid.

His first appearance was at his parent\'s hotel, at age 12, filling in for the hired act who was too drunk to play. The people ate it up - plus it paid 25 bucks and all the soda he could handle. Joe was hooked. He soon found himself making good money playing traditional and current (late 70\'s) country in local bands every weekend and the next 20 years were spent off and on the road. Punk, pop, rockabilly, polka, blues, new country, old country, whatever... Joe played it all. Sometimes it was guitar, sometimes it was bass or drums. All the while Joe was learning about songs. How to write \'em and to record \'em.

A move in the early part of 2001 to Nova Scotia was, in many ways, the start of Joe Fournier\'s current career. It was while bangin\' and sawin\' together his Eight Track Shack studio that he started getting ideas for the kind of songs he\'d never written before. Songs that drew on his country roots, personal experiences and crazy characters met while gigging and traveling all those years. Soon there was enough material to fill two albums. By January 2002, at age 41, Joe had recorded his first CD and sent it out into the world. In no time flat he was fielding calls from publishers and managers from Sweden to Nashville.

Joe received rave reviews for Raw Sugar Shed, released in the summer of 2002. Whiskey Stars came out in Europe in 2003 and Canada/US in 2004.


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Vince

Awesome Fun
Man, I wanna get his CD and I really want to see him play live.

Peters at CD Baby


Whiskey soaked bar brawls, swapping bawdy stories on the back porch, pushing an old beat up pickup down a country road alongside the swamp - these are the images conjured by the wonderfully raucous songs on Whiskey Stars. It\'s swampy, bluesy countrified Americana, and has the best kind of lusty, disheveled swagger. The production of the album is totally professional, but that doesn\'t take away from the raw, ragged hangdog fun of the album. It\'s a joy to listen to him sing about losing all his possessions; the lowdown baritone guitar tones vividly evoke the blues in his broken heart. \"Deluxe Ride\" has a loose, wild, slow-mo rockabilly flavor (think early Elvis), while \"Almost Got it Made\" name-checks Creedence Clearwater Revival outright. \"Darlene Don\'t\" is reminiscent of the moody, nuanced work of latter-day Elvis Costello, in a good way. It\'s great to come across an album that hits just the right amount of nostalgia, yet tells new stories and brings new sounds to the fore. This is great, country fried rock and roll, done right. Damn right.